Balsamic Caramel Apple Pork Chops with Sweet Potato Mash
Recipe type: Entree
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Serves: 4
This is a great meal for a crisp fall night.
  • 4 Pork chops, bone-in or loin chops
  • 2 T. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • Kosher Salt, to taste
  • 2 T. Olive oil
  • 2 T. Butter
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled and diced(1/4" cubes)
  • ¼ red onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 3 T. Brown sugar
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • ¾ c. Heavy Cream
  • 2 T. Balsamic Vinegar
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large saute pan, heat the oil to shimmering. Coat the pork chops with the rosemary and salt on both sides and add to the hot oil. Sear until golden brown on each side, about 2-3 minutes per side. When both sides are browned, remove from the pan and place in a baking dish. Place in the oven to finish cooking(about 5-8 minutes more) while you make the pan sauce.
  2. Add the butter to the pan the pork was cooked in. Stir the butter as it melts to remove the browned bits from the bottom of the pan
  3. *this will give you a lot of flavor!
  4. Add the apples and onions and saute over medium heat until the apple begins to caramelize. Add the brown sugar and salt to the mixture and stir until dissolved. Let cook for 1 minute more and then pour in the cream and balsamic vinegar. Stir will and let the sauce cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the cream reduces a bit and is thick and caramely.
  5. Remove the pork chops from the oven and serve with the sweet potato mash. Pour the cream sauce over the pork chops.
  6. *The potatoes are great eaten with the sauce also!
Recipe by The Kitchen McCabe at